What does ecology mean?

Definitions for ecology
ɪˈkɒl ə dʒiecol·o·gy

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ecology.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ecologynoun

    the environment as it relates to living organisms

    "it changed the ecology of the island"

  2. ecology, bionomics, environmental sciencenoun

    the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment

GCIDE

  1. ecologynoun

    the branch of biology concerned with the various relations of animals and plants to one another and to their surrounding environment.

    Etymology: [Gr. o'i^kos house + -logy.]

Wiktionary

  1. ecologynoun

    The branch of biology dealing with the relationships of organisms with their environment and with each other.

    Etymology: From Ökologie, from οἶκος + -λογία

Freebase

  1. Ecology

    Ecology is the scientific study of interactions among organisms and their environment, organisms have with each other, and with their abiotic environment. Topics of interest to ecologists include the diversity, distribution, amount, number of organisms, as well as competition between them within and among ecosystems. Ecosystems are composed of dynamically interacting parts including organisms, the communities they make up, and the non-living components of their environment. Ecosystem processes, such as primary production, pedogenesis, nutrient cycling, and various niche construction activities, regulate the flux of energy and matter through an environment. These processes are sustained by organisms with specific life history traits, and the variety of organisms is called biodiversity. Biodiversity, which refers to the varieties of species, genes, and ecosystems, enhances certain ecosystem services. Ecology is an interdisciplinary field that includes biology and Earth science. The word "ecology" was coined in 1866 by the German scientist Ernst Haeckel. Ancient Greek philosophers such as Hippocrates and Aristotle laid the foundations of ecology in their studies on natural history. Modern ecology transformed into a more rigorous science in the late 19th century. Evolutionary concepts on adaptation and natural selection became cornerstones of modern ecological theory. Ecology is not synonymous with environment, environmentalism, natural history, or environmental science. It is closely related to evolutionary biology, genetics, and ethology. An understanding of how biodiversity affects ecological function is an important focus area in ecological studies. Ecologists seek to explain:

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ecology

    The branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their ENVIRONMENT, especially as manifested by natural cycles and rhythms, community development and structure, interactions between different kinds of organisms, geographic distributions, and population alterations. (Webster's, 3d ed)

Editors Contribution

  1. ecology

    The relationship with organisms and their environment.

    Ecology systems are vital for all animal, human and plant life.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 28, 2020  

Entomology

  1. Ecology

    the science of the relation of organisms to each other and to their surroundings: = ethology. {Scanner's comment: Ethology nowadays refers to studies in animal behaviour, not directly to ecology.}

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ecology in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ecology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of ecology in a Sentence

  1. Ezequiel Barrenechea:

    The people that travel to Galapagos are people who are almost fanatical about ecology, that kind of tourist is the first to appreciate this project because they travel to Galapagos to feel the ecological side of the world. Part of the requirement of our certification is to teach people about what we've built, how we've built it and why. People will love it.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Media trends create the murmur of birds and fish of despair and selfishness, into metaphorical symbols of the pareidolia of the herd instinct's illusions. The two-faced meanings of the anogram of the paradoxes of egoism. 2. My poetic dream, from you a powerful erection of youth sticks out your tongue and drooling, sweet passion caresses the hearing, the sense of smell sharpens, the sight blinds, the gift of speech is lost, the taste satisfies, the sense of touch is stuck in the memory, the intuition does not stop talking about you, all six senses speak of you. All about you and visions and dreams. you are my insatiable passion and pleasure. I am obsessed with you subconsciously and unconsciously. You are the cure for impotence and oblivion, you are my libido and testosterone, you are the poetic orgasm of catharsis. an erotic masterpiece of genetics, and an endless romance of euphoria. The only decoration of life and reality. Delight before a heart attack. I love you all my life to the very depths of my subconscious. My subconscious is calling only you one. 3. How we think at night. Thoughts before going to bed change consciousness. During the day you are an optimist, and in the evening you are a sage and a pessimist. And sometimes it seems that at night the head thinks more rationally. At night we think that we are doing a lot of unnecessary things during the day. We are chasing stupid desires. And at night we conclude what we did in the morning. Whether it was beneficial or not. And finally, in the afternoon, we forget about everything and start doing what we want with optimism in our head. The night is, of course, good to think and understand what we do not understand in the morning. This is when there are many cars during the day and fewer cars at night. And the brain works better. 4. The ecology of body and spirit is destroyed. 5. A woman in a relationship subconsciously continues to play with childish voodoo dolls manipulating with the help of guilt. 6. Memory is an aftertaste. 7. 1. Reincarnation gives chronic fatigue from life, or all of the same. Or it is unbearable to endure new lives. 2. A person is a brilliant actor who has been portraying a person all his life. 1. Violins sound nervously like the buzzing of bees - these are thoughts. 2. Intuition is like the buzzing of bees, the cry of souls. 3. Benefit seduction is when you orally caress the erogenous zones of the ego. 4. Only love adorns the dimension of emptiness. 8. On all television channels, programs about animals. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Ryan Pedley:

    It's another way to immerse our students in reef ecology, the kids don't actually have to visit Great Barrier Reef. They can do their part by breeding clownfish in captivity and donate them to the fish shops.

  4. Duane Gubler:

    Urbanization provided the ideal ecology for these mosquitoes.

  5. Leah Rubin:

    Like most research endeavors, this first paper offers more questions than it can answer, and we plan on investigating the breadth of data denticles( v-shaped scales) offer through a varied set of lenses, from hydrodynamics to ecology, the current state of declining shark populations is certainly cause for concern.

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